Carroll groups offer PTA help after theft

July 31, 2002|By Mary Gail Hare | Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF

Carroll County's PTAs and PTOs are expected to donate money to help the Hampstead Elementary association pay for pupil enrichment programs and activities, after the theft of more than $60,000 from the school's PTA fund.

Members of the Friendship Valley PTO are organizing the fund drive, enlisting the county's 30 other parent-teacher organizations to make sure Hampstead's programs don't skip a beat. Police charged Hampstead's PTA treasurer, John N. Biggs Jr., with the theft of more than $60,000 in the association's funds this month.

"This was a no-brainer for us and nobody even questioned that it was the right thing to do," said Mindy Wade, Friendship Valley PTO treasurer.

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